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The cost of implementing the 20mph speed limits.

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First published:
30 June 2022
Last updated:


29 June 2022



Request for Information – ATISN 16369

I wrote to you on 13 June regarding your request for information. 

Information requested

You asked for the following information in relation to the roll out of the 20 mph speed restriction throughout all of Wales –

The budget which has been set aside for the total cost of the installation of the 20mph limit throughout Wales.

Our response

The direct financial cost of the policy is estimated to be around £33 million.  Further details in relation to the impact of the policy can be found at the following link –Explanatory Memorandum to the Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Wales) Order 2022

Next steps

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response.  Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:

Information Rights Unit, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ

or Email:  Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.   

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely